Use of Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) Root for the Treatment of Intractable Hiccups

  • Qadir Mohammadi Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • MohammadBagher Minae Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Somi Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Mahmoud Mosaddegh Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Kamalinejad Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz AND Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Hiccups, Chicory, Cichorium intybus, Liver Obstruction, Traditional Medicine

Abstract

Although hiccups may be a temporary action which need no treatment, sometimes a refractory hiccup would be disturbing to a normal life. In such cases, an underlying etiology is often present, and may be overlooked. One the important etiology claimed in Iranian traditional medicine for intractable hiccups is liver diseases. In this study, management of intractable hiccups by chicory in two cases with the liver obstruction has been presented.

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Published
2016-03-16
How to Cite
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Mohammadi Q, Minae M, Somi M, Mosaddegh M, Kamalinejad M. Use of Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) Root for the Treatment of Intractable Hiccups. Trad Integr Med. 1(2):66-68.
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